Education plays a central role as a driving force and engine for change in the work toward the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. It is in educational institutions that the SDGs truly meet the future. Therefore, Dania, as an educational institution with social responsibility, has taken on the task of teaching all students about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and their significance for the students' future fields of study.
In recent years, there has been a significant acceleration in the development of Sustainability Marketing. This is particularly evident in relation to sustainable products, production methods, the use of sustainable raw materials, and material recycling. However, how is the further implementation of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals progressing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)? And how does it affect marketing efforts?
According to the World Economic Forum, sustainability is the sector with the second-highest number of jobs globally, surpassed only by jobs in artificial intelligence. For this reason alone, it makes sense to equip our students to pursue careers in sustainability. And here, ESG reporting presents a clear opportunity, as current and future regulations require companies to start producing so-called climate accounts.
Pelle Ivan Olsen, an Assistant Professor at Silkeborg campus, has been the driving force behind what he has named Sustainability Week, which has taken place three times at Silkeborg campus.
All 1st-semester students at Silkeborg campus are scheduled for a Sustainability Week, where they collaborate on a case from a company. In recent editions, Jyske Bank has provided a broad task where all students on campus can find opportunities.
Green Innovation Week
It can be a challenge to connect theory to practice in the green job market, which is currently undergoing rapid development. Therefore, we bridge the gap between students and companies through Green Challenges, aiming to develop students' green skills during their education while creating value for the companies.
During Green Innovation Week in Skive, students have the opportunity to participate in workshops that are based on companies' Green Challenges.
Campus Viborg - 2030 School
Erhvervsakademi Dania, in collaboration with VIA University College, has been certified as ''2030 School''.
2030 SCHOOLS is a network of Danish educational institutions that have committed to working strategically and ambitiously to integrate the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals throughout the entire school.
The Green Workshops of the Future
Dania Academy Viborg and Tradium Randers have entered into a project collaboration on The Green Workshops of the Future.
The purpose of the project is to develop courses and teaching materials within the fields of Carpentry and Automotive Mechanics, with an emphasis on green entrepreneurship, green business understanding, and innovation.
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